The Coastal Post - May, 1998
Sierra Club Opposes Fairfax Rezoning
In a letter to Fairfax Mayor Steve Vanni, Sierra Club Marin
Group Secretary Steve Katz announced the organization's opposition
to developer Jack Felson's proposal to rezone the Marin Town
and Country Club (MT&CC;). Katz called on Vanni and other members
of the Fairfax Town Council to take the lead in preserving the
entire property as a public park. Felson's proposal to rezone
the parcel and build a new development there, he said, is "an
attempt to reverse 25 years of hard work by Fairfax volunteers
who know that it's 'still time for a park'."
The MT&CC; has a long history of recreation use benefiting both
the residents of Ross Valley and its visitors, Katz wrote. He
also voiced concerns about the traffic impacts that residential
development will have, particularly on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
and the connecting town streets.
Katz also raised concerns that both construction and the increased
use of the parcel will have negative environmental impacts on
the San Anselmo Creek, which, he said, "is the historic spawning
ground for steelhead trout which are now listed as threatened
under the Federal Endangered Species Act."
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